Institute of Astronomy

Talks Archive

Find below an archive of the most recent talks at the IoA. Click on the title for full details including abstract and attached presentation where available. For a full list of previous talks, please click the link under each section.

Previous Seminars

Title Speaker Date
Gaia Data Release 1 - data quality & future releases Dafydd Wyn Evans 14 September 2016
Gaia Data Release 1 - content & science potential Nic Walton 14 September 2016
Time Evolution of Giant Molecular Cloud Mass Functions on Galactic Disks Masato Kobayashi (Nagoya University, Japan) 7 September 2016
The Milky Way - evidence for Seyfert activity in the recent past Joss Bland-Hawthorn (Sydney) 20 July 2016
A Westerbork blind HI survey of the Coma cluster: first results Thijs van der Hulst (Kapteyn Institute) 20 July 2016
Galaxy Evolution with KMOS Laura Prichard (Oxford) 6 July 2016

Previous Colloquia

Title Speaker Date
Hitomi and the X-ray spectrum of the Perseus Cluster Andrew Fabian 9 June 2016
Planck and the Optical Depth to Reionization George Efstathiou (IoA, Cambridge) 2 June 2016
The Dawn of Gravitational Wave Astronomy: Observation of gravitational waves from a binary black hole merger Alberto Vecchio (University Birmingham) 26 May 2016
Magnetars life cycle: birth, evolution and death Nanda Rea (CSIC-IEEC, Barcelona/University of Amsterdam) 19 May 2016
The Most Massive Black Holes in the Early Universe Xiaohui Fan (University of Arizona) 12 May 2016

Previous Galaxies Discussion

Title Speaker Date
Constraining halo and satellite properties with proper motions Tobias Fritz (University of Virginia) 23 September 2016
Tracing the evolution of passive galaxies at z~1.4-2 with KMOS Alessandra Beifiori (MPE Garching) 16 September 2016
Blindly Measuring the Hubble Constant (Again!) Matt Auger (IoA) 9 September 2016
Dynamical constraints on the galaxy-halo connection Harry Desmond (Stanford) 12 August 2016
Aspects of non-standard cosmology: galactic satellites Adi Nusser (Technion Haifa) 5 August 2016

Previous Sackler Lectures

Title Speaker Date
The Growth of Supermassive Black Holes From Seeds to Maturity Jenny Greene (Princeton University) 5 November 2015
The Search for Earth 2.0 Sara Seager (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 4 December 2014
Fatal fate - a gas cloud on its way towards Galactic Center black hole Stefan Gillessen (MPE) 31 October 2013
Is the Earth Rare? Jim Kasting (Penn State University) 8 November 2012
Sackler Lecture, Present and Future Far Infrared Extragalactic Astronomy: Herschel and Beyond Matt Griffin, Cardiff University 3 November 2011

Previous Eddington Lectures

Title Speaker Date
Kepler, the Architectures of Exoplanet Systems & Implications for Planet Formation Eric Ford (Penn State University) 10 March 2016
Ghostly Galaxies: exploring the universe with the Dragonfly Telescope Pieter Van Dokkum (Yale) 12 March 2015
Galaxy Evolution in 3-D Professor Lisa Kewley (ANU) 13 February 2014
The Turbulent Environment of Planet Formation Phil Armitage (Colorado) 7 March 2013
Galaxies Viewed as Collections of Individual Stars Professor Julianne Dalcanton, University of Washington 8 March 2012